Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Falling in love

Red Apple-A Second Look--Sometimes I think painting is like falling in love.  You create this artwork and just love it.  And then with a little time to really study it--well, you see a few flaws or maybe something you can make a little better.  So you don't throw away the painting, you try to make adjustments and see if it'll work.  I think that most of the time there's a really good chance that it will make the whole better.

So I really loved my first pass at this painting and then thought--hmm,  a darker background could be really nice.  Let's try it!  I was pleased with the increased contrast and made a fairly good transition between the old background, new background, and the foreground shadows.  Always tricky in watercolor (or love!)  Would love your comments. 


  1. Vikki addition of a darker background makes so much difference to the painting, giving it more contrast and helps the apple to pop up.Great work1

  2. Thanks, Yasha, I thought it was worth a try and am trying to have fun experimenting.